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Comment from: Brandon Tucker [Member] Email
I had the chance to check out Celtic Manor last year. The course is going to be a brute! And the last four holes especially make for good theatre. The facility as a whole is certainly up to the challenge of hosting such a spectacle!

What is worth mentioning, is that Wales' south coast is shaping up to be one of the UK's best golf tours, with a handful of worthy links within an hour or two from Celtic Manor and the capital of Cardiff. Royal Porthcawl, about a half hour from Celtic Manor, is one of my favorite links I've ever played and is right up there with any British Open host I saw in Scotland.
2008-03-05 @ 15:03
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor] Email
A Note to My Readers,

Paul Williams, PR Manager for Celtic Manor Resort, recently wrote to tell me of a few inconsistencies in this blog. All of the information obtained originally was from my visit to Wales on Wall Street and I apologize for any misinformation.

1. The Twenty Ten is described as (only 12 tee times are issued per day!). This limited play was only in operation last summer while the course was bedding in. The course is now fully open. Also, the course is inland and therefore cannot be described as a links course.

2. While shorter than the Twenty Ten, it is probably misleading to call The Montgomerie “a short course, one you can go around very quickly". It is still a full-size championship course at 6,268 yards, par 69, and usually takes 4-4.5 hours to play. (It may have been confused with the now-defunct Coldra Woods academy course).

3. Finally, Wales is described as 45 minutes from London, a journey time only possible by air. It is actually two hours from London by road or rail - still a lot closer than many overseas visitors imagine!

I have never been to London nor travelled to Wales but would be interested in confirming the journey time!
2008-06-19 @ 13:05

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